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Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn Delivers Free Public Lecture at RTS Orlando



Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn, Chancellor’s Professor of Historical Theology and Associate Professor of Church History at RTS Washington DC, will be delivering a public lecture at the RTS Orlando on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Faculty Conference Room. This lecture is free and open to the public. KEYNOTE SPEAKER’S...

Remembering Dr. Kistemaker



Dr. Simon J. Kistemaker was born on October 21, 1930 and passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Dr. Kistemaker's teaching ministry at RTS began in 1971. After “retiring” from RTS Jackson in 1996, “Dr. K” and Jean came to Orlando and he taught on the Orlando campus until 2011. Dr. K’s scholarly and publishing...

Dr. Michael Allen Appointed to Established Chair



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Michael Allen as the John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS Orlando, a position previously held by Dr. John Frame until his retirement in May of 2017.  A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Allen grew up in Mississippi,...

Dr. Scott R. Swain Inauguration Ceremony



Chancellor Ligon Duncan and the Board of Trustees invite you to the inauguration ceremony of Dr. Scott R. Swain, the fifth president of Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. We have the privilege of hosting Dr. Kevin J. Vanhoozer as the keynote speaker and musical guest Andrew Peterson for the inauguration events. Dr. Swain has served on the RTS...

Disputation for Scholastic Theology



Dr. Michael Allen will deliver an inaugural lecture to mark his appointment on June 1, 2017 by the RTS Board of Trustees as John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology. Lecture title: “Disputation for Scholastic Theology” Lecture description: “In September 1517, Luther offered 97 theses which were later titled his...

2017 Convocation



Dr. Mike Allen, Academic Dean, has the pleasure of inviting you to our 29th Convocation celebration on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:00am in the Pamplin Chapel.  Dr. Scott R. Swain, RTS Orlando President, will deliver the convocation address with the title: Wisdom From Above: A Reformed Catholic Vision of Theological...

Fall 2017 Chapel Series



Chapel is a weekly opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and friends in the community to gather for worship, both to give God the glory due His name and to be strengthened and encouraged by singing, praying, and hearing God’s Word. It is the sole weekly opportunity in which the whole seminary community can participate as one. Skilled...

Reforming Reading



Dr. Wesley Hill will present a lecture entitled “Reforming Reading” which addresses the way in which the Protestant Reformation radically reshaped the public and personal practice of reading the Word of God. The lecture will speak to the devotional, liturgical, and academic significance of reading, studying, and meditating upon Holy...

Reforming the Care of Souls



Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh will present a lecture entitled “Reforming the Care of Souls” that looks at the ways in which Martin Luther, Thomas Cranmer, and the Puritans sought to recast the regular rhythms of pastoral care with a renewed evangelical orientation. A time of discussion will follow the lecture. The lecture will be held...

Reforming Worship



Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III will present a lecture entitled “Reforming Worship” that sketches the way in which the Protestant Reformation led to a recasting of the theology and practice of Christian worship in line with the evangelical priorities of God’s Word. In so doing, we will explore what it means to say that in worship, we...

Summer Reformation Lectures



Dr. David Swanson will present a lecture entitled “Reforming Preaching” that addresses the ways in which the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century recast the significance of biblical preaching and reshaped its practice in line with basic evangelical commitments. A time of discussion will follow the lecture.  The...

2017 RTS Orlando Commencement Speaker



The Class of 2017 at RTS Orlando has the privilege of having the Rev. Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III, as their keynote speaker. Dr. Duncan is Chancellor and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary.  Ligon was born in Greenville, SC, and reared in the home of an eighth generation...

Steve Childers to Transition to Pathway Learning



After 22 years of distinguished service to Reformed Theological Seminary, Dr. Steve Childers will transition on June 1, 2017 from RTS to work full-time with Pathway Learning, a church leadership training organization Steve serves as the founding President. Pathway Learning provides an innovative online and onsite educational platform designed to...

2017 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series



We are delighted to welcome Dr. Timothy George to RTS Orlando to deliver the 2017 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series. In his well-regarded writings, his extensive editorial service, and his work for almost thirty years now as Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Dr. George has heralded the significance of the Protestant Reformation for Christians and...

Fall Preview Day at RTS Orlando



Preview Day Tentative Schedule | October 11, 2017 We’d like to extend a warm welcome to RTS Orlando. It is our privilege to have you on campus and we look forward to spending time with you. ITINERARY | LOCATION 8:30-9:00 Welcome & Registration | Faculty Conference Room 9:00-10:00 Classes | Classroom...

Black History Month Chapel & Community Forum Conversation



Perspectives on the Scope of Theology Today: An African American Paradigm In observance of Black History Month we are privileged to hear from Dr. Carl Ellis, for many years the co-pastor of the groundbreaking New City Fellowship (PCA) in Chattanooga. Currently a visiting lecturer at RTS, Carl has served in campus (Tom Skinner Associates),...

Hughes Scholarship Applications Due March 15



Reformed Theological Seminary is now accepting applications for the Hughes Scholarship. The Hughes Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for new students who are beginning Master of Divinity studies at RTS in the summer or fall. It includes a $3,000 book stipend. There are a limited number of Hughes Scholarships, and we expect multiple...

Culture Making & The Christian



You are invited to a free community lunch as we start the spring semester.  Wednesday, February 8 at 12:00n | Fellowship Hall Special guest: Andy Crouch, Executive Editor of Christianity Today and bestselling author of Culture Making and Strong and Weak Andy Crouch will join Dr. Scott Swain for a conversation about Christianity and...

New Leadership Team at RTS Orlando



The beginning of 2017 has brought several new appointments at RTS Orlando in positions of leadership regarding academics, operations, and community relations. Recently appointed campus president Dr. Scott Swain said, “God has richly blessed RTS Orlando with three people who are exceptionally well-suited to fill three vital roles in campus...

Dr. Scott R. Swain Appointed President



(ORLANDO, Fla.) - January 9, 2017 – Chancellor Ligon Duncan and the Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott R. Swain as the fifth president of the Orlando campus. “I am thrilled that Dr. Scott Swain has agreed to become the President of RTS Orlando,” Duncan said....

New Faculty Member Appointed at RTS Orlando



(ORLANDO, Fla.) – January 2, 2017 – The Chancellor and Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Nicholas Reid to the faculty of the Orlando campus. Dr. Reid will serve as the assistant professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies beginning January 1, 2017....

Current Read Lecture Video Available



On October 26, 2016 RTS Orlando welcomed Dr. Thomas E. Bergler to our campus for the culmination of our “Current Read” program. This year’s Current Read focused on two of Dr. Bergler’s books: The Juvenalization of American Christianity and From Here to Maturity: Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity. In his...

RTS 50 Year History Released



The 50 history of RTS, “A Mind for Truth. A Heart for God; The Fifty Years of Reformed Theological Seminary” , by John Muether, edited by Ric Cannada, has been released. Pictured is Professor of Church History John Muether holding the first book from the boxes of books delivered today. The book should be available for purchase...

New Doctor of Ministry Emphases in Theology and Preaching at RTS



New Doctor of Ministry Emphases in Theology and Preaching at RTS (Orlando, Fla.) – April 28, 2016 - Reformed Theological Seminary now offers two new emphases in the Doctor of Ministry program: Reformed Theology and Ministry, and Reformed Expository Preaching. The RTS Doctor of Ministry degree is a 30-credit postgraduate degree that...

President's Forum - "...Pastoring in a Polarized Culture..."



Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of LifeWay Research, an author, and conference speaker. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. Stetzer is a contributing editor for...

Summer 2016 Registration Now Open!



Registration for the 2016 summer term is now open! This summer we are pleased to offer five hybrid courses as part of our Distance M.Div. program, a full slate of counseling courses, and two Doctor of Ministry courses. Offerings include: • Covenant Theology and Ministry with Dr. Ligon Ducan • Pauline Epistles with Prof. Greg...

President's Forum - "A Christian Response to Homelessness"



The Rev. Dr. David D. Swanson is the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Dr. Swanson received his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Swanson has served on the board of the...

2016 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series



Diane Langberg, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes forty years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She has trained lay and professional caregivers throughout the world how to respond to trauma and the abuse of power.  She is director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in...

President's Forum - "The Unseen Epidemic: The Reality of Human Trafficking"



Christina currently serves as the Executive Director of Samaritan Village, a ministry that provides safe housing and care for survivors of human trafficking through Ruth’s House. Christina graduated from Rollins College both with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling, with a certificate in Marriage and Family...

OnePassion Conference at RTS Orlando



In January of 2014, the first Institute for Expository Preaching in Orlando focused on "Preaching With Precision & Power" and explored the meaning, marks, models, and mechanics of expository preaching. Dr. Lawson returned in January of 2015 to teach on "Preaching the Old Testament: Exalting God." In this third standalone segment, "Preaching...

RTS Orlando to offer "A Theology of Work" free seminar in January



Dr. Orlando Rivera, RTS Orlando alumnus, will teach a 2-credit intensive course on A Theology of Work in January. This course will also include a free seminar open to the public at large. For complete information, click...

Dr. Mark Futato Has Launched a New Website



A Daily Dose of Hebrew has been launched by Dr. Mark Futato, the Robert L. Maclellan Professor of Old Testament at RTS Orlando. On this new website you can learn Hebrew from scratch, watch daily two-minute videos and find helpful resources to help you learn. The response has been tremendous! Click here to learn more and to sign...

Gregory Lanier Appointed Assistant Professor of NT



(ORLANDO, FL) - September 17, 2015 - RTS has appointed Gregory R. Lanier the new assistant professor of New Testament at RTS Orlando beginning January 1, 2016.  Lanier earned a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in business administration from UNC Chapel Hill, Morehead Scholar, Honors and Highest Distinction. He earned an M.Div....

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